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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; If someone has already posted this, please forgive the double-post. I looked but couldn't find it. Originally Posted by Len Pasquarelli Time for QB change in N.O. Good thing that blustery blast of winter weather in the Northeast kept commissioner ...

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Old 12-06-2005, 08:05 AM   #1
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A sportswriter talks about Brooks

If someone has already posted this, please forgive the double-post. I looked but couldn't find it.
Originally Posted by Len Pasquarelli
Time for QB change in N.O.
Good thing that blustery blast of winter weather in the Northeast kept commissioner Paul Tagliabue from making the trip to Baton Rouge, La., to meet with the New Orleans Saints players there in their latest "home" game. As publicly diplomatic as the commissioner is known to be, even Tagliabue might have been screaming about the play of quarterback Aaron Brooks and urging coach Jim Haslett to yank him.

No matter where owner Tom Benson sets up shop next season -- we don't care if it's in Timbuktu -- no Saints fan should be forced to watch Brooks again. Especially after Sunday's debacle. Brooks is arguably the most overrated, and thus overpaid, quarterback in the league. We've long held, and have expressed these sentiments, that Brooks is just good enough to get you beat. On Sunday, he took it one step beyond, playing just badly enough to have the Saints lose a 10-3 decision to the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Not only could Brooks not muster anything more than a John Carney field goal, but he tossed four interceptions. Three of the pickoffs came on snaps that originated from the Tampa Bay 25-, 25- and 30-yard lines. New Orleans officials have always been quick to defend their quarterback. On Sunday, Tampa Bay's Ronde Barber, still one of the NFL's most underappreciated cornerbacks, was quick to defense Brooks, coming up with three interceptions.

We've always preached, as a rule of thumb, that no franchise should dump a starting quarterback until it's certain it has someone better to assume the job. Well, that rule of thumb is getting the thumb, at least as it applies to Brooks. Surely there has to be someone out there, or will be by next spring, better than the Saints' starter. Brooks is owed $13.5 million in base salaries over the next two seasons. The Saints would be crazy to pay it

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Old 12-06-2005, 10:23 AM   #2
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Brooks is arguably the most overrated, and thus overpaid, quarterback in the league.
I don't know if I would call him overrated, because people tend to mention his erratic play even when praising him.

I would say that he has the lowest talent/results ratio that I have ever seen. I mean, even Sunday he made some impressive throws that were totally meaningless. Then he would throw the pick. I don't know what it is with the guy....focus, concentration, trying too hard? Whatever it is, I can't take it any more. I want to see Amac come out of the tunnel....I said it yesterday. Let's see what he can do. After all, he could very well being a determining factor in how we draft next year. If he shows legitimate promise, we could maybe bring in a Vet for one year with hopes of transitioning to Amac. If Amac looks totally lost for 4 games, you may look at a QB early. What do we have to lose at this point?

They were advertising for MNF last night and said "AB and the NO Saints"....I was like....wow, no wonder we can't get MNF games if they have to trumpet this turd as our star.

I was thinking "Mitch Berger leads the Saints into Atlanta to take on the Falcons". After all....he is our all pro
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Old 12-06-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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Is it me, or did anyone else notice since Sunday's four INT's by AB that BlackonBlack is conspicuously absent from the board? He must be traveling! LMFAO

Mabye we can find a two-for-one sale with a moving company for both AB and Haz!
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Old 12-06-2005, 12:32 PM   #4
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Is it me, or did anyone else notice since Sunday's four INT's by AB that BlackonBlack is conspicuously absent from the board?
Don't worry....it'll all come back when Brooks has a great game against the Lions
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I don't think anyone will be talking to Blackonblack any more. Just a feeling I have gotten......
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I agree with ya SW, just a feeling.
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